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  1. Responses to COVID-19: International Labour Standards and tripartite cooperation needed, says the ILO

    29 June 2020

    ILO tools developed over 100 years help to address effectively the global crisis of COVID-19.

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    Greening the transport sector in the post COVID-19 recovery could create up to 15 million jobs worldwide

    19 May 2020

    Investment in transforming the transport sector could create millions of new jobs and help countries move to greener, healthier economies, says report from the International Labour Organization and the UN Economic Commission for Europe.

  3. Brazil ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    13 May 2020

    Brazil became the 97th Member State of the ILO to have ratified the Convention.

  4. Sectoral impact: COVID-19 and the education sector

    12 May 2020

    Teachers and schools have been creative in adopting a variety of technology-based strategies as alternatives to the traditional classroom. the reality remains that some schools and regions are better positioned than others to take advantage of resources, technological infrastructure and the education technology market to respond to the crisis in more effective and comprehensive ways.

  5. Sectoral impact: COVID-19 and public emergency services

    12 May 2020

    Public emergency services (PES) play a large role in protecting the population against coronavirus and allowing the economy to resume activities as soon as possible, but for that they need to be adequately protected against inherent risks and participate in the elaboration of prevention measures and work design.

  6. Sectoral impact: Agriculture and food security crucial to COVID-19 recovery

    12 May 2020

    While working to feed the world, many agricultural workers are unable to lift themselves out of poverty and food insecurity. As the pandemic spreads, the continued functioning of food supply chains is crucial in preventing a food crisis and reducing the negative impact on the global economy. Coordinated policy responses are needed to support agribusiness and the livelihoods and working conditions of millions of agricultural workers in line with relevant international labour standards.

  7. Extraordinary G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting - 24 April 2020 - Draft Speaking Points for ILO Director General

    28 April 2020

  8. Extraordinary G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting - 24 April 2020 - ILO Director-General Remarks (as prepared for delivery)

    24 April 2020

  9. ILO launches COVID-19 sectoral impact briefs

    22 April 2020

    Crises fall hardest on the most vulnerable. When it comes to the social and economic impacts of the pandemic, young people are more likely to feel the pinch harder.

  10. Improving nurses’ and midwives’ working conditions: An investment in resilience for all

    06 April 2020

    The rapid expansion of COVID-19 emphasizes the urgent need for a strong health workforce as integral part of every resilient health system.